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Federal Regulatory Summary - June 2020

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during June 2020. Select the hyperlink to view the complete Federal Register notice. For assistance in determining how any of these issues may affect your facility, please contact us at (800) 229-6655 or  online.

6/3/2020  85FR34326

Final rule for the NESHAP residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the Engine Test Cells/Stands source category, amending the provisions regarding periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) and including provisions regarding electronic reporting and clarifying and technical corrections. 

6/8/2020  85FR35048

Proposal that no additional measures are necessary pursuant to CAA section 211(v) to mitigate the adverse air quality impacts of the renewable fuel volumes required under CAA section 211(o); comments due by 7/8/2020. 

6/11/2020  85FR35612

Notice that EPA is proposing processes that it would be required to undertake in promulgating regulations under the CAA to ensure that information regarding benefits and costs of regulatory decisions is provided and considered in a consistent and transparent manner; comments due by 7/27/2020. 

6/12/2020 85FR35874

Proposal to list certain substances in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector and the foam blowing sector under EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program listing of substitutes; comments due by 7/27/2020. 

6/15/2020  85FR36175

Proposal of significant new use rules under TSCA for chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices; comments due by 7/15/2020. 

6/18/2020  85FR36851

Notice that EPA is granting petitions to add n-propyl bromide (nPB) (CAS No. 106-94-5) to the list of hazardous air pollutants contained in the CAA. 

6/19/2020  85FR37057

Extension of the comment period to 8/3/2020 for the 6/11/2020 proposed rulemaking, "Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Benefits and Costs in the Clean Air Act Rulemaking Process." 

6/22/2020  85FR37354

Final rule adding 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of EPCRA and section 6607 of the PPA, and setting a manufacture, processing, and otherwise use reporting threshold of 100 pounds for each PFAS being added to the list. 

6/24/2020  85FR37942

Notice of availability of the TSCA risk evaluation of methylene chloride (MC) and determination that specific conditions of use of MC present an unreasonable risk of injury to health which EPA must address through risk management measures under TSCA.